Fire & Wine (Hardcover)

75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings

By Mary Cressler, Sean Martin

Sasquatch Books, 9781632172778, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2020

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

A marriage between two unlikely characters--wood-fired food and well-chosen wines--brought to you by the real-life marriage of a pitmaster and a sommelier. This cookbook brings smoky goodness from the grill and pairs it with wines from the Pacific Northwest.

Every region has its barbecue, grill, and smoking food traditions. Now the Pacific Northwest can claim its place at the table with these recipes developed by sommelier Mary Cressler and pitmaster Sean Martin from Portland, Oregon. And true to the region, these recipes pair with wines such as pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon instead of the customary can of beer. Not as sauce-dependent as Kansas City, not quite as beef-obsessed as Texas, these dishes bring the smoke to wild salmon, ribs and steaks, fresh apples, heirloom tomatoes, nuts and beans, and even chocolate pot de crème. Rubs and glazes draw on Northwest flavors such as soy sauce, rosemary, and wild blackberries. Whether the equipment at home is a basic kettle grill or a professional-grade outfit with an electric wood feeder, the instructions will turn even novices into masters of the grill.


About the Author

Mary Cressler and Sean Martin blog about BBQ and wine on their website, Vindulge, which received an IACP nomination for Best Recipe-Based Blog in 2017. Mary is food writer with credits in Wine Enthusiast, Serious Eats, Weber Grills Online, and a frequent judge for wine competitions. She teaches Champagne education classes for the US Champagne Bureau to culinary students at Le Cordon Bleu and to members of the wine trade. She is a member of the Portland chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Sean is the pitmaster of Ember and Vine, the authors' catering company that serves Portland and Oregon wine country.


Praise For Fire & Wine: 75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings

"In this thoughtful cookbook, IACP Award–winning food and wine bloggers Cressler and Martin make a strong argument that wine rightfully deserves a spot at the BBQ table...Even those who choose to pass on the wine will find a lot to like: smoked salmon crostini with capers; wine-braised smoked beef short ribs; and smoked poblano mac and cheese. Cressler and Martin’s recipes will be enjoyed by home cooks and grill enthusiasts of all skill levels and tastes."
—Publishers Weekly